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Just crossed 80,000 miles on the LBZ yesterday.

For those who don't know.

The motor is stock, no intake, just MBRP exhaust. FASS with filters, no tune. Merchant Automotive built tanny, and convertor. Cognito supports on the steering, and PPE tie rod braces.

The problems -

-Power steering lines leak

-Sunroof arms have cracks in them (bad enough to make me nervous about using it)

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I change oil, fuel filter and tranny filter every 10K. Air filter every 30K.

My stock set of tires lasted to 42K miles. The Cooper STT's still have plenty of life left with 38K miles on them, and I am confident they will outlast my stock tires (which were bald when I had them changed).

I love this truck!


 

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thanks for the update. Im curious why you had the trans built.....and are not using any tune?
Initially I was going to use the truck for a DD/Puller. Then I bought my '04 and used it for a pulling truck, the '04 already had a MA Trans, so no upgrade was needed. I do love the feel of the tranny shifts, so I just left it in.
 

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Glad to see everything is good
 

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plan on tuning it anytime soon? where do you drive it? you do hot shot hauling or just farm work or?
 

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plan on tuning it anytime soon? where do you drive it? you do hot shot hauling or just farm work or?
No plans on running a tune.

It's my daily driver, hauling a 44' enclosed, 28' gooseneck. The truck has been to California and back to Florida, all over New England and the midwest.
 

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Awesome Wayne!! i'll swap ya my stocker tranny for your built one LOL that way i can finally get EFI live instead of just dreaming about it.. :haha
 

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Wayne,

That's great news. I'm at over 30K now and I have some small drips from a line somewhere up front. Nothing to worry about (yet). Otherwise truck has been flawless. :woohoo

Still banging head on a regular basis for not buying a dually. :bang
 
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